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Hunting rifles major target for burglars in several area break-ins
Polk County Enterprise - February 2008

LIVINGSTON – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of thefts in the month of February. Offi cers received a report of the burglary of several trailers at the McKinney Hunting Club off 2798 on the Hardin and Polk county line. The burglaries were reported Feb. 23 with chainsaws, several deer rifles, boats, a water pump and camo hunting clothing among the items listed as taken.

On Feb. 26 the Sheriff’s Offi ce received a report of theft from a pasture along Hwy 59 South in Goodrich. A 20 foot fl atbed trailer with a winch, a Massey Ferguson tractor, a 6 foot brush hog and a 5 foot tiller and tractor with a front end loader with a 5 foot box blade were among the nearly $13,000 in items reported stolen sometime during the fi rst part of February. Timber Lake Nursery on Hwy 59 South reported the theft of a 16 foot lowboy trailer valued at $3,000 which was taken by cutting a lock off the front gate of the property.

Homeowners at 1421 FM 350 South reported that someone entered through a window and stole several fi rearms including a .223 with a Bushnell scope, a .22 semiautomatic rifl e, a .22 rifl e with a Bushnell scope, a Remington 22 magnum bolt action, a Winchester 30/30 rifl e, a Remington 870 12- gauge automatic, a 20-gauge pump action shot gun and a Remington 30/06 with a Bushnell scope. Detective Stan Galloway warns gun owners that they need to know their serial numbers to help lead to the recovery of stolen weapons. It is also suggested that gun owners take photographs of their possessions as another tool to help investigators. On Feb. 20, investigators took a report of a 2003 Kawasaki Mule with a deer feeder mounted to it that was stolen from Choates Creek Hunting Club off W.D. Boyce Rd.

Two white males in a dark colored 4x4 Dodge made off with several appliances including a refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer from a residence at 876 Sugar Street off 350 N in Sugar Hill subdivision at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 19 according to a neighbor’s report.


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